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Katerina Seda: Around the Clock (lecture)

10 AM 10 JULY 2012 - 10 AM 11 JULY 2012, HAYWARD PROJECT SPACE, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, BELVEDERE ROAD, LONDON SE1 8XX. Katerina Seda leads a marathon 24-hour long lecture over the final two days of Wide Open School. This lecture is given in Czech with simultaneous English translation. Seda's social projects are playful, poignant and often profound in what they reveal about human nature. She begins each of her participatory works by undertaking rigorous research into patterns of behaviour and communication among the subjects of the project. These have included villagers from the Brno area, the citizens of Prague, her neighbours and her own family, as well as communities in foreign countries.

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Duration: 24 hours

Katerina Seda

(b. 1977, Brno, Czech Republic)
Seda's social projects are playful, poignant and often profound in what they reveal about human nature. She begins each of her participatory works by undertaking rigorous research into patterns of behaviour and communication among the subjects of the project. These have included villagers from the Brno area, the citizens of Prague, her neighbours and her own family, as well as communities in foreign countries. The projects themselves usually take the form of games, in which the players are at once the producers and participants, actors and audience, in a communal experience. 'Every work originates in a different way,' Seda says. 'I often happen upon places, town centres or communities, where I see a problem or a state of unease and I try to change things.' In 2011, her project From Morning Till Night was staged in the area surrounding Tate Modern. Aiming to explore the social dynamics of two very different places, Seda invited 80 people from a small village in the Czech Republic to re-enact their everyday activities in this alien environment.

More information at: http://www.wideopenschool.com/class/Around%20the%20Clock